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BJP slams Digvijay Singh for Karkare remarks

New Delhi: BJP today slammed Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh for his “irresponsible statement” on slain Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, saying it was a “serious blow” to India’s fight against terror and was an attempt to divert attention from scams facing the UPA.

The party also demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on their stand over Singh’s comments.

BJP Chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad strongly condemned Singh’s “unfortunate” remarks yesterday that Karkare had informed him about the pressure from certain Hindu organisations as he was investigating cases allegedly involving Hindu terror groups.

“The country’s security, fight against terror and investigations into the 26/11 attacks case has suffered a serious blow due to Digvijay Singh’s comments. Terrorists from across the border will question the entire 26/11 attacks,” Prasad told reporters here.

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